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Renovated Virgin Active in Crouch End. Regular clients Katy Mills, left, and Rachael Field Roddis with Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn. Photograph: Rosie Hallam

Competition: Win a year-long membership at Crouch End Virgin Active Health Club

To celebrate the re-launch of Crouch End Virgin Active Health Club, we are offering two readers the chance to win a free yearlong membership at the club.

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Julie Kerr

Former model turned bulimia recovery coach talks about her turnaround

After struggling to avert your eye from the confectionery stand, your gaze takes you to the magazine rack as you wait in the queue of any newsagents worth its salt.

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DAYTONA by Cotton, Joe (Harry Shearer), Billy (Oliver Cotton) and Elli (Maureen Lipman) Writer - Oliver Cotton,  Director - David Grindley, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, 2014, Credit: Johan Persson/

Maureen Lipman won’t spill the beans on the big secret behind latest show

At least according to newspaper folklore, the trouble with even the most wonderful actors is that they are typically the trickiest people to interview.

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Hornsey school for girls celebrating good ofsted report, Students pictured with Head teacher Carol Jones

What are the benefits of a single sex education?

Choosing a secondary school is hard, even for the most competitive parent-child teams. There are academic queries, state or independent considerations and swimming pool conundrums. Then there is the seemingly eternal question of co-education or single-sex.

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ICON Training

New Lords traineeships equipping the young with skills for work

As the UK economy begins to show signs of recovery, the pressure on large and small businesses alike is starting to subside. The benefits of austerity, however, aren’t extending enough to the young and unemployed, as a recent report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills reveals.

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Feeling the healing

The revolutionary road of Mindful Movement

The mindful revolution continues, quietly. Across the country, school pupils and business leaders are being taught to focus on the present.

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Beat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with sense of balance and stability

Most people have trouble balancing a hectic work schedule, commute and social life. For those with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) this balance has to be completely re-addressed.

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Apps Kids @ Bermotech

Bermotech teaches youngsters to crack coding by end of summer

As the wheels of technology spin ever faster, parents are facing up to the terrifying prospect that soon their children will know far more than them.

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Fiona Stewart
UKFA ceremony, with Caitlin Moran and Pete Paphides
credit to UK Festivals Awards

Green Man festival: Wales’ biggest music party inspired by growing up in Camden

Fiona Stewart can look at the astronomic growth of the UK’s festival scene with a measure of pride.

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Munir Bello

Maida Vale author explains controversial ‘slate and date’ website

Munir Bello doesn’t take a break-up lightly. He’s been dumped in the supermarket after telling one girlfriend that a “certain celebrity” was hot, started ranting about “equal opportunities” when expected to pay for an expensive restaurant date and, as he explains, became enraged when another partner hid their relationship from her family by calling him “a friend”.

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personal trainer

New website matches clients with the perfect Personal Trainer

With the growth in the personal training industry – and a mass of professionals based in north London – how do you find the one who best suits you?

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Education See all

JFS has been downgraded from Ofsted 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' (pic credit: Google Maps)

Ofsted downgrade Jewish school in Kenton following indoctrination claims

A Jewish school in Kenton has been downgraded by education watchdogs after an unannounced inspection following a claim that pupils were being taught extremist orthodox views.

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High Speed 2 See all

War correspondent Oggy Boytchev was the producer for BBC World Affairs editor John Simpson

MY BELSIZE PARK: War correspondent producer Oggy Boytchev says Belsize keeps him calm

Oggy Boytchev, 59, has enjoyed a long career as a producer working with BBC war correspondent John Simpson. He is now a freelance journalist and TV producer.

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Obituaries See all

Human rights campaigner Helen Bamber who has died aged 89. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Obituary: Emma Thompson and Colin Firth lead tributes to pioneering human rights activist Helen Bamber

A trailblazing human rights campaigner who has died aged 89 has been remembered as a “beacon of hope for humanity” by family, celebrity figures, charities and Jewish organisations.

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